[TN-Bird] Wilson's phalarope, stilt sandpipers, etc (Gallatin, TN)

  • From: david kirschke <dkirschke@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-birds <TN-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:27:42 -0700 (PDT)

I obtained permission to bird the Gallatin Steam Plant yesterday.  Construction 
is underway on the levees and so it is probably not possible to go in during 
the week(?). There is one small wet area holding a few shorebirds that is 
adjacent to the large pond in the middle of the plant (west of the pond that 
can be seen from the railroad tracks along Steam Plant Road.  Seems like I have 
seen a map in the past with these ponds label but can't remember where.  Many 
of the waders appear to be spending the day at Lewis Pond, which is private 
property, and coming back in the evening.  I got to see an immature little blue 
heron (mostly blue with white patches) fly in.  I also had a peep that I could 
not identfy which refused to fly away and leave me alone (see photos at link 

Location:     Gallatin Steam Plant
Observation date:     8/15/09
Number of species:     39

Wood Duck     3
Mallard     5
Double-crested Cormorant     50
Great Blue Heron     10
Great Egret     50
Little Blue Heron     2
Cattle Egret     5
Black-crowned Night-Heron     5
Black Vulture     50
Turkey Vulture     5
Osprey     1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
American Coot     1
Semipalmated Plover     5
Killdeer     30
Solitary Sandpiper     1
Lesser Yellowlegs     2
Semipalmated Sandpiper     5
Western Sandpiper     1
Least Sandpiper     30
Pectoral Sandpiper     10
Stilt Sandpiper     2
Wilson's Phalarope     1
Caspian Tern     30
Mourning Dove     20
Belted Kingfisher     1
Eastern Phoebe     2
Eastern Kingbird     2
American Crow     5
Purple Martin     50
Barn Swallow     5
Carolina Wren     1
Northern Mockingbird     2
European Starling     50
Common Yellowthroat     1
Eastern Towhee     1
Northern Cardinal     3
Indigo Bunting     1
Red-winged Blackbird     100

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

David Kirschke
Nashville, TN

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